The General (Guan Yu) is a grade A Spear Mercenary.

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Guan Yu

The General is a master of the spear, and draws upon the power of the Green Dragon to strike down enemy rangers and pierce through the enemy line with lethal force.

Green Dragon Glaive strikes the entire enemy formation and the Green Dragon's Rage shatters the offensive power of enemy rangers. When the General is on the verge of death, he can use Green Dragon Strike to mortally injure a single foe.

You can have up to 1 of this mercenary.

Assessment Edit

The General is a fantastic merc! His skills scale to his level. Green Dragon Glaive is an AoE skill that does does massive damage to a full formation of opponents; it only has a 2 turn cooldown, giving it one of the fastest reusabilities of all AoE skills in the game. He can also tank in the front row and has a very good ranged debuff (Green Dragon's Rage).

He needs expensive upgrade jewels (MHSC and MHSJ), but his skills are usually not as expensive as other grade A mercs.

Characteristics Edit

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Attributes Edit

Basic Attack Edit

Recruitment Edit

Notes Edit

Many players defray the cost of raising a Class A mercenary by participating in PvP. By earning Atlantis Gold Coins in PvP, you can trade them with NPC Nikola at the Bazaar in Rome to get what you need. In Guan Yu’s case, a Sealed Guan Do and a Red Hare’s Saddle will run you 132 Atlantis Gold Coins.

When you’re ready to pick up your own General, head over to Eastern Wu Camp and speak to General Yunchang. This will start you on the nine mission “Three Kingdoms” quest line. Defeat Cao Cao in this tough and exciting story and General Guan Yu will be willing to join your party! 

Upgrades Edit

Multi-Hued Soul Crystal and Multi-Hued Soul Jewel.

Class Level Requirements Str Int Dex Vit Def M. Def
General 1 None 460 151 326 277 516 200
General I 20 50 Multi-Hued Soul Crystal 510 181 351 311 625 200
General II 50 100 Multi-Hued Soul Crystal 575 206 389 350 842 200
Guan Yu 80 20 Multi-Hued Soul Jewel 621 244 410 377 1013 200
Guan Yu I 100 40 Multi-Hued Soul Jewel 711 257 448 412 1217 200
Guan Yu II 120 60 Multi-Hued Soul Jewel 782 276 476 441 1343 200
Guan Yu III 130 80 Multi-Hued Soul Jewel 849 293 499 475 1468 200
Guan Yu IV 140 80 Multi-Hued Soul Jewel 922 311 525 512 1605 200
Guan Yu V 150 80 Multi-Hued Soul Jewel 1000 331 553 555 1753 200
Guan Yu VI 160 80 Multi-Hued Soul Jewel 1200 397 663 666 2103 200

Skills Edit

This Mercenary can use these Magic Skills:

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Guan Yu

All 3 of the General's magic skills were updated to scale with the level of the mercenary in the Perils of Avalon Patch.

Green dragon glaive Green Dragon Glaive Edit

Attacks the entire enemy Formation with the power of the Green Dragon (AoE).

Green dragon strike Green Dragon Strike Edit

Strikes the enemy with the power of the Green Dragon. Only usable when near Death.

Green dragon's rage Green Dragon's Rage Edit

Releases the Green Dragon's rage, weakening Ranged enemies (AoE).

Tips Edit

  • ALL of Guan Yu's skills scale with his damage
  • Green Dragon Glaive only has 2 turns cd and can damage all (no class restrictions) enemies. It is considered as one of the best AoE skill in the game either farmwise/pvpwise
  • Green Dragon's Rage is only restricted to ranged enemies and is a DoT skill. It works really well against Ranged Bosses/Ranged mercs on pvp as it reduces their attack power
  • Green Dragon Strike is a stronger version of deadly strike while the least useful of Guan Yu's skills it can deal significant damage to one enemies
  • Benefits greatly from magic damage boost accesory and item

Background [History] Edit

Guan Yu (died 219) was a general serving under the warlord Liu Bei during the late Eastern Han Dynasty of China. He played a significant role in the civil war that led to the collapse of the Han Dynasty and the establishment of the state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period, of which Liu Bei was the first emperor.

As one of the best known Chinese historical figures throughout East Asia, Guan's true life stories have largely given way to fictionalized ones, mostly found in the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms or passed down the generations, in which his deeds and moral qualities have been lionized. Guan is respected as an epitome of loyalty and righteousness.

Guan is traditionally portrayed as a red-faced warrior with a long lush beard. Guan's weapon was a guan dao named Green Dragon Crescent Blade, which resembled a halberd and was said to weigh 82 catties (about 18.25 kg or 40 lbs). A wooden replica can be found today in the Emperor Guan Temple in Xiezhou County, China. He traditionally dons a green robe over his body armour, as depicted in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

Guan Yu fled his hometown at the age of 23, after slaying a local despot named Lü Xiong (呂熊). Five years later, he arrived in Zhuo Commandery (present day Zhuozhou, Hebei). He met Liu Bei, who was recruiting volunteers to form a civilian army to suppress the Yellow Turbans Rebellion. Together with Zhang Fei, Guan Yu joined Liu Bei and participated actively in fighting the Yellow Turban rebels in northern China.

When Liu Bei was appointed as the governor of Pingyuan County, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei were made "Senior Major" (别部司马) under Liu. According to Records of Three Kingdoms, the relationship of the three men was described to be as close as brothers. They slept in the same room and had their meals together, behaving as though they were real brothers. Guan Yu and Zhang Fei followed Liu Bei most of the time wherever he went and protected him from danger regardless of how perilous the situation was.

In 199, Liu Bei attacked Xu Province with an army after gaining independence from the warlord Cao Cao. He killed Che Zhou, the governor of Xu Province, and placed Guan Yu in charge of the regional capital city of Xiapi. Liu Bei returned to the city of Xiaopei.  Shortly after, Cao Cao personally led a campaign to reclaim Xu Province from Liu Bei and defeated him in battle.  Liu Bei fled to Hebei and joined the warlord Yuan Shao. Xiapi fell and Guan Yu was captured by Cao Cao's men. Cao Cao treated Guan Yu respectfully, and Guan surrendered to him under conditions. Guan Yu was appointed by Cao Cao as a Lieutenant General.

In 200, Yuan Shao mustered an army of about 100,000 and started a campaign against Cao Cao, which subsequently culminated in the Battle of Guandu. To ensure a safe crossing of the Yellow River, Yuan Shao sent his general Yan Liang to attack Boma (northeast of present day Hua County, Henan), in order to claim a foothold on the southern bank of the Yellow River. Using a diversionary tactic, Cao Cao moved his main force westward towards Yan Ford along the river. Yuan Shao withdrew his troops from Baima and Cao Cao's forces struck back eastward to relieve the siege on Baima. Guan Yu and Zhang Liao led the vanguard, and attacked Yuan Shao's remaining troops at Baima. Identifying Yan Liang's parasol, Guan Yu slew Yan Liang in the midst of battle and brought back Yan's severed head.

On recommendation of Cao Cao, Guan Yu was conferred the title of "Marquis[I] of Hanshou" (漢壽亭侯) in recognition of his effort in Boma. After that, Guan Yu left for Hebei to rejoin Liu Bei, who was currently in Yuan Shao's camp. He did not take any of Cao Cao's gifts with him and left behind a farewell letter. Some of Cao Cao's subordinates wanted to pursue Guan Yu and bring him back but Cao stopped them, saying "We are only serving different lords, let him go."

After the Battle of Guandu, Liu Bei was defeated at the Battle of Runan by Cao Cao and forced to flee south. He sought refuge under the Jing Province governor Liu Biao. Liu Bei and his forces were placed in charge of the city of Xinye by Liu Biao.

In 208, Cao Cao initiated a southern campaign and seized control of parts of Jing Province north of the Yangtze River. Liu Biao had died of illness then and was succeeded by his son, Liu Cong, who surrendered to Cao Cao. Jing Province was thrown into confusion, and Guan Yu was ordered by Liu Bei to lead a navy and sail to Jiangling. Meanwhile, Liu Bei led some 100,000 refugees south, but was caught up by the elite cavalry of Cao Cao at Changban. Leaving his family and the populace behind, Liu Bei galloped away eastward to Han Ford, where he met up with Guan Yu's navy. Together, they sailed downstream to Xiakou to rendezvous with Liu Qi, who was the older son of Liu Biao. Liu Bei then successfully formed an alliance with the warlord Sun Quan, who held substantial influence in southeastern China, and the allies defeated Cao Cao at the Battle of Red Cliffs. As a result, the allied force pursued Cao Cao's forces to Jiangling.

Source: Wikipedia